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Inhaltsangabe: From the horror of blot to the gentle unease of Campfire Story, from the classic oral-horror style of The Marble Boy to the science fiction scares of It Twineth Round Thee in Thy Joy, this collection shows Wilson at his very best.Originally published in Playboy, Omni, and notable anthologies such as Again, Dangerous Visions, Wilson's short fiction is gathered here for the first time. The 24 stories are each accompanied by an original, full-page illustration done especially for this volume.Gahan Wilson has won two World Fantasy Awards and the Bram Stoker Award for Life Achievement. His most recent cartoon collection is Gahan Wilson's Even Weirder. His latest CD-ROM is Gahan Wilson's The Ultimate Haunted House.
Rezension: World Fantasy Award- and Bram Stoker Award-winner Gahan Wilson is best known as a cartoonist, his work gathered in numerous collections drawn from Playboy, The New Yorker, and The National Lampoon, but he is also a writer. His fiction is the equal of his cartoons--delightfully macabre, witty, and warped--but apparently has never been collected until The Cleft and Other Odd Tales, which contains 24 short stories and short-shorts that range across a startling breadth of genres: horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, supernatural-detective, and even Oriental pulp adventure. Each tale is narrated in a unique, engaging voice and accompanied by a deliciously grim original illustration.
In "Sea Gulls," an unhappy husband bent on murder finds his plans for his wife foiled in peculiar and chilling ways. In "The Casino Mirago," a desperate international fugitive finds himself in the most clandestine of gaming establishments, gambling for very strange stakes. In "Them Bleaks," a horror writer finds he has moved his family to a small town frightfully unsuited to his expectations. --Cynthia Ward
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP7969084
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP3203738
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2675657292
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0312865740I5N10
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 1998. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2701208298
Buchbeschreibung Tom Doherty Assoc., NY, 1998. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Printing. 333 pp. More than 2 dozen original B&W full-page illustrations by the author. Binding tight, text clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 38087
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97803128657404.0
Buchbeschreibung Tor, New York, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. 1st edition, Fine in Fine DJ. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0048832
Buchbeschreibung Tom Doherty Associates Inc November 1998, New York, NY, 1998. First Edition. 8vo. VG+/VG. purple, lilac tones fill thin black curves across rear and DJ spine strip. psine has standard white author and title stacked, spaced away from logo at tail. titling in two shades, light orange script for author and darker for title and subtitling on the further illustrated jacket cover. price-clipped front inner flap. smaller type volume, copper metallic imprinted lettering down spine. front and rear are similarly bound without damage. unique full page black/ivory illustrations highlight each chapter. 333 pp. ISBN # 0312865740. Rockville. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7-140-1210018
Buchbeschreibung Tor, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Ed. 1st ed. Near fine/Near fine condition, very slight over all wear to book and dustjacket. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 23936